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I've been meaning to do this for aaaaaaaages. In other news, I just ran for 7 minutes, with a 3 minute interval, four times! Woot. Phase 1 is complete, according to J's running book.

Answer the questions. Repost in your journal and tag 5 people at the end. Feel free to change any questions:

01. Make a list of 5 things you can see:
My Blythe address book, my tiny baby iPod, a flower from a gorgeous tree in the park that I ran with and used it as a mock microphone to interview James while running, my mobile phone, and a bottle of volvic.

02. Would you rather have your organs donated, or receive a donated organ?
Either or, whatever would be required. I read a book that has completely changed my perceptions of it all, called Stiff by Mary Roach.

03. Is there anything in your fridge right now that you would never eat/drink?
The entire tube of wasabi in one go, hell no.

04. As a child, what did you want to be when you grow up?
I wanted to work in William Low's on the till, cos I liked the buttons, have 6 kids, all called Rosie, and work in Morecambe at the weekends in the funfair.

05. Do you nap a lot?
I don't have the time! I try to, at least once, during the weekend. I did today!

06. Make a wish. What was it?
That I had no debts any more. So many doors would be opened.

07. What are your simple pleasures?
Playing with sellotape or sticky labels, I've done it since I was little, I don't know why I like it. Painting my toenails. Sitting with my feet on James's lap, he tickles my leg and it makes me really sleepy.

08. What are you listening to right now?
Nothing, James is in the kitchen, pootling about, and the server unit is humming away next to me.

09. What was the last text message you received?
"Hot potato hot potato, hot potato hot potato, hot potato hot potato, hot potato hot potato, hot potaTO, poTAto, poTAto, potato, Y dnt phones hav copy+paste? Got home bout 7ish owww! Thanks 4 fab time in brig! Pizza xx From James's sister.

1O. What websites do you always visit when you go online?
Gmail, livejournal, Bebo, Facebook.

11. What was the last things you bought?
I bought today, some ACE harissa, some chilli and lime olives, and some lemon, orange and tarragon olives from the Chilli Festival on Hove Lawns today.

12. What is the one thing you regret not buying?
Right now, small thing, some bedcovers from Ikea, when I was there last weekend. I love buying new bedcovers and I like these ones and I didn't buy them and they were cheap.

13. Does the weather affect your mood?
Not really. I even run in the rain!

14. What should you be doing instead of this quiz?
Hydrating, post run. Tidying up. Having a shower. Eating. Winding down for work tomorrow.

15. What's your zodiac sign?

16. What was the last episode of any television show you watched?
The new Red Dwarf.

17. Do you have any siblings?

18. What's something you'd like to say to someone right now?
We've booked you an all expenses paid trip around the world, you have a massive pay rise, a mortgage, and can take your pick of any of the houses that you want in Brig.

19.What are your plans for next weekend?
Running on Saturday or Sunday morning, meeting J's Grandad and his wife Ruth for lunch on Sunday.

2O. Say something to the person who tagged you:
She's completely awesome and I love her to bits.

I tag:
Whoever wants to do it.

And because everyone else is doing it, ask me one question for each of the following:
1. Friends
2. Sex
3. Music
4. Drugs
5. Love
6. Livejournal

I have re-name-edhuh.

I am no longer jimandlenny, James didn't ever write on this, it's all mine, mine I tell you! And people that have joint names on things have always bugged me, so I don't know why I ever did that. He still continues to read over my shoulder at times.

So I'm now lennypops. To match my emails and other things.


Thanks to the Mighty raygunrocket.


Why are king prawns so tasty? Whyyy?


I shouldn't have purchased this.

But I was really down on Monday and I liked it.

I can worry about having less than £100 to payday later.

I have food, bills are paid, so I can't complain in this climate.


eBay is your frenemy.

In which I quiz...

a. People who have been tagged must write their answers on their blog and replace any question that they dislike with a new, original question.
b. Tag or not to tag?

1. Where did your LJ handle come from?
It's boring. My name's Lenny, J's is Jim. We wanted to share a journal when this was first created and we don't at all. I want to change it but I don't have a token to do it. I wish you could pay with Paypal!

2. If you could live in any book, which would it be?
Harry Potter world. Cos I could visit everyone with Portkeys. I'd so be a squib though.

3. What is making you happy right now?
Thinking about the baby that my Aunt's womb is holding. It's very small and early stages, but I'm really hopeful and happy.

4. What are you currently reading?
Ray Bradbury, The Hallowe'en Tree
The Asian Msytique by Sheridan Prasso
Gasoline by Dame Darcy

5. Do you need music to study/write?
Not all the time, it's odd.

6. Of all the people in your life, who is the one person you've you lost touch with that you wish you hadn't?
I don't know. I've not been in touch with Nic for aaaaages and I want to remedy that, because she's awesome.

7. What is the ugliest body part?
On me? All of it. There's nothing positive. Generally? Genitals. Nipples. Toes. Elbowskin.

8. Do you like gender politics?
Like it? Not particularly.

9. What is your favorite movie genre?
Christ, I don't have a favourite.

10. What was the last thing you ate today?
Penne a la puttanesca.

11. What is your favorite color?
grey, pink, coral, green, purple, royal blue

12. How much money do you think you are worth?
No clue.

13. What's your favorite food?
I really enjoy cooking asian food, but I love eating pizza the most.

14. Which languages do you wish you spoke?
Japanese/sign language.

15. What is your biggest pet peeve?
I dunnooo, I have a few. People spitting in the street grosses me out.

16. Do you have a birthmark?
No. I have freckles/moles.

17. Who was your childhood idol?
Penny from Inspector Gadget. I wanted that book with buttons in.

18. Where would you like your next holiday to be?
Anywhere. As long as I could afford to go somewhere. I'd like to go to Europe with friends, France, Amsterdam, Paris. My passport should be here by the end of the month.

19. Who would play you in a movie?
I've been told this before - laugh all you want. Fairuza Balk.

20. Tell me something you love about the person who tagged you.
She's awesome and makes me feel nice - one of the good ones out there. :)

21 - Lenny's question - What would you name a band if you had to? A silly one, not serious. Mine would be Romancing Tuxedos - they met on Myspace, shop obsessively in Topshop and have a female lead singer who wears flourescent makeup. And their songs are irritatingly catchy.

The Best Video Ever.

Right. Everyone has to watch this.



I need to care for these little critters!

Seriously, want.

There are kittens and other ones, too. I really want a pet!


The Big Read.

Purloined from the awesome snapesshadow

The Big Read
The Big Read reckons that the average adult has only read 6 of the top 100 books they've printed. Well, let's see.
1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicize those you intend to read.
3) Reprint this list in your own LJ so we can try and track down these people who've read 6 and force books upon them.

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller - started but never finished.
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - I have read a helluva lot of these through Uni.
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger - LOOOVE THIS BOOK.
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot - started but didn't finish.
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens - Should have read for uni and didn't.
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis - Mentally, haven't read them all.
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen - should have read for uni - didn't.
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis - shouldn't this be included in the Chronicles of Narnia? - agree with Nic, here!
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen - should have read at Uni.
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens - should have read at Uni.
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac - started but didn't finish.
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones's Diary - Helen Fielding
69 Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte's Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton - I've read a lot of these, loove.
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

29 read, not too bad.

My dream home and the contents therein.

Thought I'd do a silly post with housey things that I so would love. Sorry about the LennySpam, but heeeey.

It doesn't go in order. But I like quirky things. I like clutter. My thoughts are just being rammed into photobucket as fast as my wee fingers can get them in!

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I have also begun a wishlist for this ace shop, well one of the aces shops in Bond Street. The other one is Velvet. LOVE.

The Lavender Room

Velvet Store

EDIT!!!! E D I T!! I am in love and have found my Internet Home.

Chair dancing rules.

Ok, so I love the Pussycat Doll's When I Grow Up and I'd kinda like to be the one with the yellow trousers. When they were doing the MTV Movie Awards. Hellz yeah.

*chair dances some more*

I don't think I'm destined for sleep this week. *sigh*



I used to wear shoes like this all the time when I was younger, they're made of awesome. I'm praying for £50 to fall into my lap today, heh.